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Covid-19

Last update - 25th February 2021

The COVID crisis drags on, and Scotland is still in full lockdown.  Realistically, we don't expect this to change much before late May now. And certainly our view is that we will proceed with the utmost caution - regardless of what rush the rest of the world is in.  Having actually experienced COVID-19, and survived it despite a debilitating chronic respiratory condition, the sole proprietor of this business is in no hurry to take silly chances!

This hasn't been easy! - For the sake of safety we were forced to withdraw all crews from service back in March 2020.  Throughout the rest of the year we received absolutely nothing by way of help or support to mitigate that loss of business.  And there seems to be nothing available for 2021 either. 

In fact in over 34 years of business we've never received a blind penny in cash nor kind nor concession by way of help or assistance.  And at times we've found organisations such as Creative Scotland, Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise and our local council positively obstructive; as they pursue a self-serving elitist agenda which has more to do with who you know rather than what you know!  - So it's sink or swim, and we survive more despite these schemers and their schemes1

Are we angry about this? Yes!  But equally well we know we're not alone or unique.  Point made - we'll keep calm and carry on!

We won't now be returning crews to the road before Monday the 31st of May 2021 AT THE EARLIEST.  - This will of course be subject to SCOTLAND'S COVID-19 restrictions being eased to the point where this is actually possible.  We're happy to engage with scripting and planning activities now and on our usual basis. 

All initial enquiries to admin@caledoniantv.com

Please include a brief outline of your requirements, and well get back to you as quickly as we possibly can.

Respectfully - we do ask those involved in Telesales and email marketing really not to waste our time or theirs!  We're always very happy to hear from potential production partners and relevant service providers - but we're utterly weary of the constant stream of calls from 'accident claims', telecoms, insurance etc.  - In particular, we have absolutely NO interest in buying ad space in any paid directory or publication - and NO interest whatsoever in 'business finance', BITCOIN or 'investment opportunities! - Nobody here is a mug!

Our main telephone number is staffed on an ad-hoc basis (by the production staff) supported by a 24-hour answer service. In practice, staff are generally available able to deal with telephone enquiries for well over 80% of the working week - please remember that this is a part of our cost-cutting strategy which is designed to keep the end cost to you, the client, down.  Bona-fide clients and partners are provided with an unpublished business mobile number for their assigned project manager as well as a direct email address for them.

Our office telephone number is;

0131 202 6230

Please note that due to persistent
crank callers this number REJECTS calls from withheld numbers.

This landlline number also REJECTS calls from text services!


Standard Office Hours are 10:30am - 4:00pm Mon-Fri excluding Scottish public holidays.  For security reasons, should your call go to voicemail we ask that you leave us a UK LANDLINE number (not a mobile) that we can contact you at.


 Location, Location, Location!.
 



LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION...

Primarily, our services are aimed at Scottish businesses.  - The Caledonian Television Company™ is based on the outskirts of Edinburgh on the border with West Lothian, which gives us easy access to Livingston, the M8 corridor and Glasgow, the Clyde Coast and Dunbartonshire, the M9 towards Fife and Perth, the A1 South towards the Scottish Borders and of course the A71 which provides a fast link to Kilmarnock and Ayrshire.  Primarily, we seek to serve businesses in the Scottish Central Belt, West Coast , Dumbarton and the West Highlands, Stirling, Fife, Lothians, Borders and East Coast, as well as Northumberland and Cumbria in a line roughly North of the A69

Subject to availability, we do also provide film services to most other areas of the UK with some exceptions

WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY SERVICE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS.

1) Areas inside the London LEZ/inside the M25.

2) Areas inside the Birmingham CAZ.

3) Areas inside the central Glasgow LEZ.  - Glasgow-based business OUTSIDE the LEZ are unaffected. 

POLITICAL AND OTHER CONTENTIOUS ORGANISATIONS.
The Caledonian Television Company™ is and seeks to remain a politically-neutral company.  Whilst we DO produce material for public service organisations and groups, we do not produce videos for politicians,  political parties, political organisations or political pressure groups of any kind, nor do we endorse them.  - Caledonian Television™ takes a particularly firm stance against racism, classism and sectarian bias - and all forms of bias in relation to legally protected characteristics and other birth/circumstantial characteristics.

BROADCAST AND DVD ENQUIRIES
The Caledonian Television Company
- also known as Caledonian TV and Caledonian Television - are trading styles used by the Scottish cameraman and television producer Matt Quinn since October 1986 - these are now trade marks of The Caledoninan Television Company Ltd and are used under exclusive licence.  - Whilst we do provide crew for newsgathering and independent broadcast production - we generally don't make complete broadcast programmes under the Caledonian TV™ name! 

Please note in particular that we do not hold the rights to any programme you may have seen on the BBC at any time! We are not and never have been involved in the production or promotion of Gaelic or Sports programmes. And unfortunately we really cannot assist you in tracing clips from or DVDs of any such programme!